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17 Feb 2011
"The economic outlook remains turbulent with local authorities planning significant service changes in response to reduced government grant funding over the next 4 years. Local authorities will need to do considerably more with shrinking resources; taking difficult decisions in order to make vital efficiency savings. In such challenging times, we can't just wait and see what happens; we must act now to improve and strengthen public services, collaborate and work better in partnership with other providers.
The empa collaborative construction programme, supported by the East Midlands Improvement and Efficiency partnership, (EM IEP) is making a real difference for local communities by enabling the procurement of high quality public buildings in partnership with experienced contractors, resulting in significant efficiency savings, value for money for the taxpayer and active engagement of the
substantial skills of local businesses.
The EM IEP is proud to have been involved with the creation of the empa between 2006/08 and providing continued support for the development of a range of property frameworks and other products. It is anticipated that this relationship should continue post March 2011, when the EM IEP becomes part of the East Midlands Councils (EMC) organisation, the representative body for local authorities in the East Midlands.
I commend this business plan to all local authorities in the East Midlands, those who are active members of empa and for those who are about to dip their toes for the first time in the partnership work surrounding collaborative framework arrangements with a range of high calibre construction companies."
- £13.5 million saved by East Midland's public authorities
- Big improvements in delivering projects to time and to cost
- Defects minimised or removed altogether
- Excellent Health & Safety record on projects
- Local expenditure maximised
- Training in progress for local apprentices, clients and small companies (SMEs)
empa Business Case 2011
Foreword by Chris Allison, Director, East Midlands
Regional Improvement & Efficiency Partnership
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